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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2023, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : (37) Last page : (45)
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Study of Communal Behavior of Black-Winged Stilt with other Bird Species in Selected Wetlands of Kota (Rajasthan)

Mamta Nagar1*, Harsh Gulati2 and Smriti Johri3
1,2School of Basic & Applied Sciences, Career Point University, Kota (Raj.)
3Department of Zoology, University of Kota (Raj.)
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Received: 5.10.2023 | Revised: 30.11.2023 | Accepted: 17.12.2023 


A comprehensive understanding of bird behaviour is essential for developing and enhancing avian life-history theory content and organizing efficient management and conservation plans. The knowledge of the crucial nesting characteristics and the tactics used by birds throughout their life histories often fluctuate between environments. Despite being seen in small groups, the black-winged stilt has an intriguing social behaviour that demonstrates flexibility. These birds are sociable and will often gather in large groups. But during the breeding season, in particular, their social dynamics shift. They break off from their usual groupings now and either form pairs or congregate in bigger groups. During this time, they display specific behavior with other bird species found in their habitat, especially with those species with which they share their feeding and nesting sites. Their various behaviors can be understood on the basis of continuous study of their vocalization, flapping of wings and body posture. In this context, the communal behavior of Black-winged Stilt has been studied at the wetlands Alniya and Abheda ponds located in Kota.

Keywords: Wetland Birds, Himantopus hiomantopus, Social eahviour, Conservation.

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Cite this article: Nagar, M., Gulati, H. and Johri, S. (2023). Study of communal Behavior of Black-winged Stilt with other Bird Species in Selected Wetlands of Kota (Rajasthan), Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.11(6), 37-45. doi: